If you came here looking for a skydiving location near you, then this article is for you.
Did you know that there are 25 locations scattered over the length and breadth of the UK that you can make a parachute descent at, but that not all of them offer the same things? You’ll probably be looking at booking a Tandem Skydive (95% of people do!) as your first skydive.
Firstly: We are NOT a skydiving centre, we supply the equipment to the individuals or businesses that do the actual skydiving. If however you decide to do a full course and train to become a skydiver, then we will be here when yo
We're hoping that 2018 brings us all blue skies, calm winds and lots of great weather where you can jump with your friends!
To kick the BPA year off in style, and to make sure you look cool, we have some awesome offers on gear on the site.
Offers are only valid from the 1st March to the 30th April inclusive.
Simply navigate to the PACKAGE DEALS section of the website, configure your purchase and apply the discount voucher at checkout!
Student Basics Starter Pack - The first things that students look for when qualifying from student to 'A' License. The Hook Knife, Goggles, Gloves and Alti Package!
With audibles from other manufacturers costing in excess of £160, it's nice to see the development of one that brings the price tag down to well below the £100. At the time of their release they were priced at an introductory £65 (regular retail price £75)
So if you're looking to buy an audible and your on a budget, we'll guide you through the ins and outs of this device, leaving you free to decide if it's the right one for you!
The G3 helmet is one of the worlds most popular full face skydiving helmets available today, in part to the level of customization any particular helmet can receive. They have a wide field of view, lock shut and have user replaceable parts in addition to a whole range of upgrades and accessories made especially to fit their helmets.
Manufactured by Cookie Composites Pty, it's constructed from an ABS (Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Styrene) plastic which gives it some impact protection qualities compared to other materials. One major advantage is that helmets made from this material can be sanded down to remove deep scratches (although you'll have to re-spray it to get it looking new again) and heavy abrasions.
To visit our shop for a G3 helmet click here.
To visit the shop for helmet accessories, click here.
Slightly litteral for skydiving. Unless you push yourselves you're never learning. If you're not learning something new each day, you're really not living life.
Push yourselves to your limits in everything you do, sometimes you'll fall - that's a fact of life. Get back up and continue to live your life!
Usually somewhere between 30 and 60 seconds.
The higher you go, the longer you fall.
You should be under a parachute at around 5,000ft (in the UK) and the first 1,000ft takes around 10 seconds as you’re still accelerating to your ‘Terminal Velocity’, but each 1,000ft after that takes about 5 seconds.
We are registered dealers for Sunrise Manufacturing, the makers of the Wings series of containers. This guide relates directly to the Wings Vision. If you are looking for a Wings student, the older style Wings (Classic) or Wings Tandem, please get in touch directly.
This is the hardest part as it usually conflicts with the budget you have. We suggest that you break all the options you would like into three categories; Essential, Should Have and Luxury. To do so, you'll need to know what some of the options are and what they do - so here's a handy post to help you out!
Sometimes it's difficult to express in words to others how you feel about a skydive with your mates on the last load of the weekend. There's just an unspoken understanding between fellow skydivers when they share pictures like these.
Similar to the analogy of; "If you don't ask, you don't get." So get back into the driving seat of life and (to shamelessly quote Nike) "Just Do It".
For readers of the Feb 2016 issue of “Skydive the Mag” there may have been a few people who stumbled across the article introducing an equipment log book.
For some, this is a welcome change and for others it appears to be paperwork for the sake of paperwork.
Should you use it, what are the benefits, what are the drawbacks, who is going to check it and why?